Current Version

  • . 3.11.2 - signed, notarized (macOS 10.13-10.15) (sn*)
  • . 3.11.2 - legacy (macOS 10.10-10.12) (sn*)
  • . 3.11.2+BigSur.aed25fa - signed, notarized (macOS 11) (sn*)
CAUTION: macOS system volume doesn’t effectively limit audio applications’ maximum volume. Extra care has to be put in working on this platform, especially with headphones, because programs can produce unexpectedly loud sounds regardless of system volume settings, potentially causing ear damage. As a safety measure, we highly recommend to install the SafetyNet quark. See Using Quarks for Quarks installation instruction.

Previous Releases

  • . 3.10.4 - signed (sn*)
  • . 3.10.4 (sn*)

Bleeding Edge

  • . Latest build (sn*)
    This is the latest build of the development branch.


Current Version

Builds with gcc >= 4.9

Official Linux Packages

Community packages and repositories

  • Fedora (PlanetCCRMA)
  • openSUSE (Open Build Service)

Bleeding Edge

These are the latest builds of the development branch.


Current Version

  • . 3.11.2, 64-bit
  • . 3.11.2, 32-bit

Supports Windows 7, 8, 10

Previous releases

  • . 3.10.4, 64-bit
  • . 3.10.4, 32-bit
  • . 3.9.3, 64-bit
  • . 3.9.3, 32-bit
  • . 3.8.1, 64-bit
  • . 3.8.0, 32-bit (sn*)
  • . 3.8.0, 32-bit (Sonic Pi build)
  • . 3.7.2 (sn*, Win XP)

Bleeding Edge

These are the latest builds of the development branch.

  • . Latest build (x64) (sn*)
  • . Latest build (x86) (sn*)

If you’re an advanced user who is comfortable with running unsupported system software on unsupported hardware, and you’re feeling adventurous, there are some solutions to install and run macOS Big Sur on unsupported Macs, but it’s nowhere near as straight forward or simple as installing Big Sur on an officially supported Mac is. ‎macOS Big Sur elevates the world's most advanced desktop operating system to a new level of power and beauty. Experience Mac to the fullest with a refined new design. Enjoy the biggest Safari update ever. Discover new features for Maps and Messages. And get even more transparency around your privacy. Hi, i want to update macos mojave security update 2021, safari 14.0.2/14.0.3 but it forces me to also upgrade to Bigsur. My problem with upgrading is that my mac has a total of 60gb of storage, 37,8gb of which is the os and around 15gb is what i used. I have around 1.8gb left and i also cant afford to delete half of my documents. 3utools for mac os x el capitan. Dec 14, 2020 The MacOS installer app should download to the /Applications folder and be labeled as “Install macOS Big” or similar, keep it there and make note of the file name Next launch the Terminal application by hitting Command+Spacebar and typing “Terminal” and hitting the return key, or by launching it directly from the Utilities folder. To be able to install a new macOS, your Mac should meet the minimum OS requirement. This means if your current macOS is too old for Big Sur, you won’t be able to switch. Presumably, a Mac should run macOS 10.10 or later to be compatible with macOS 11 — but there’s no official statement as of now.

*) Builds marked 'sn' include the supernova server.

Other platforms

SuperCollider can be used on embedded platforms, including Raspberry Pi and Beagle Bone Black. See the projectREADMEs for more information.


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SuperCollider Releases (including Stable Releases, Betas, and Release Candidates)

Building from source

Build instructions are included in the source code, and can be found in the README corresponding to your system. These instructions, as well as some platform specific build guides, can also be found on the Building from source page.

Plugins and Extensions

  • The sc3-plugins are extension plugins for the SuperCollider audio synthesis server. These third-party plugins provide additional synthesis, analysis, and other capabilities for the sound server.

  • Quarks are packages containing classes, extension methods, documentation and UGens. The integrated Quarks package system is used to download and manage these packages on your system.

Apple has just released the final version of macOS Big Sur to the public. You can start upgrading your compatible Mac devices by downloading Big Sur from the App Store or Settings > Software Updates. But if you prefer to completely wipe out your Mac and do a fresh install of macOS Big Sur, you will need a bootable media.

I perform a fresh install every time Apple releases a major macOS version – which usually happens once a year. This time too, I will update my Macbook Air by performing a fresh install. And to do that, I will make a bootable SD card. You can also use a USB stick aka pen drive aka flash drive and perform a fresh install.

In this quick tutorial, I will share how I make a bootable macOS memory card or USB stick, wipe my Mac, and perform a fresh install. You will need a stable internet connection and a storage media with minimum 16GB space. Before you begin, make sure you have taken backup of your Mac.

Step 1: Download macOS Big Sur

Open App Store and search for macOS Big Sur. Click Get and the Software Update window will open. Click upgrade now and it will start downloading the macOS update. If you don’t see macOS Big Sur in App Store, follow this link and choose open link in App Store.

The installer is 12GB so be patience.

Once it finished downloading, the macOS installer is placed under Applications and will run automatically. Close the setup window.

Step 2: Preparing the Storage Media

Insert the storage media you would like to use. I use a 64GB micro SD card with my MacBook Air. You can use a USB-C to USB adapter for Mac models without USB A ports and memory card slot.


Open Disk Utility.

Select the storage medium you just connected from the list on left and click Erase. Select Mac OS Extended (Journaled) from Format dropdown. Type BigSur or any other name you like. Make it simple because you will use this name in the next step.

Click Erase and wait until the media is erased.

Step 3: Making the Bootable Media

Now open Terminal and type the following command. Make sure you don’t leave any spaces. Replace BigSur with whatever name you chose in Step 2.

Press enter.

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Enter your password, type Y and press enter again. The process takes roughly 20 minutes. After it’s finished, you will notice that the name of your USB stick/SD card has been changed to Install macOS Big Sur.

Step 4: Installing macOS Big Sur from Bootable Media

Right. Now you have a Big Sur bootable media. It’s time to start the installation process.

Restart your Mac. When it’s booting up (right after the chime sound), press and hold Option key until you see a screen with an option to select the startup disk.

Select Install macOS Big Sur and click continue. Let the installer load.

Now you will see the macOS Recovery screen which will ask you to select a user account which you know the password of. Choose your administrator account and enter password. Note that this is the user on your current macOS setup.

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Click Disk Utility and continue. Select the volume where macOS is currently installed on your Mac. Click Erase. Leave all options as default. Click Erase again.

After the process finishes, close Disk Utility and you will return to the recovery screen. Choose ‘Install macOS’ this time and click continue.

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The macOS installation process will start and your Mac will reboot a few times.

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Once finished, you should see the macOS setup screen. After you are done with onboarding, you will see the desktop and are all set to start using macOS Big Sur.

The same bootable media you just made can be used to install macOS Big Sur on all your (compatible) Macs. This approach helps save bandwidth if you have more than one devices while also letting you erase all data and perform a clean install. It will also come in handy as a recovery media if your Mac software misbehaves in future.

That’s all, folks. This was a tutorial on making a bootable macOS Big Sur installation media. I hope you found it useful and I’d like to thank you for reading.

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